Throughout the 40s and 50s, riders in the Tour de France would use metal "bidons" to carry water during their ride. The most recognizable of these bidons was the Coloral, a fluted alloy bottle with a cork stopper and tooled cap. Not only just for water, the bidons were used for sugared milk to sustain endurance on long rides, or else for wine to celebrate victories. Despite enthusiasm for the brand, Coloral's production tapered off in the mid 1950s due to manufacturing pressures.
Today, the brand has been revived by cycling enthusiasts and modernized with food-grade brushed stainless steel, vacuum insulation, and updated sizing that allows it to fit in modern bottle cages. The reingineered 14 oz bottle is lightweight, compact, and sturdy, while keeping true to the aesthetics of the original design. It will keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and the flask and its packaging are completely plastic-free.
Care: Wash by hand with warm, soapy water and a bottle brush. Rinse thoroughly and air dry. Not dishwasher safe.
Further Reading: With every bottle sold, Colorol supports the Re-Cycle initiative, who work with partners to teach African communities how to repair and maintain bikes, allowing easier access to healthcare, education, and clean, safe drinking water, bringing Coloral's purpose full circle.